Feast of Blessed Marie Thérèse de Soubiran

“I knew that Jesus Christ loved me; I knew it in the story of my life”


Born in 1834 in Castelnaudary, France, Marie Thérèse de Soubiran is the foundress of the Congregation of Mary Auxiliatrix “for the greater glory of God”.

However, she was supplanted and disowned by her own institution. In 1874, she was received at Our Lady of Charity in Paris. She remained there, unknown, until her death (1889).

In 1879, she wrote: “Now, in the oblivion, inactivity, the most complete nullity, I shall be passionate about Our Lord Himself.”